GIY (Grow it Yourself) have teamed up with Cully & Sully, one of Ireland’s biggest food business success stories to create the Give Peas a Chance campaign to foster a spirit of food entrepreneurship in Irish secondary schools.
We want students to replicate the Cully & Sully success story by using their class grown peas or pea shoots to create a soup recipe, name it, and pitch it to us as a food business of the future.
Give Peas a chance 2017 is now finished. 

To Enter:

Entries are now closed. We will send you out a free growing kit on Monday the 24th April with everything you need including, seeds, pots, soil and plenty of growing tips from GIY. If you have any questions please contact us. 

The Competition:

To win the grand prize your teams need to:
  • Show us their progress.
  • Complete 4 weekly challenges.
  • Pitch us their #ReciPEAForSuccess.
 The growing season will run from 24th April to May 19th 2017.

The Prizes:

The winning recipe will appear on the menu in the GROW HQ Café in Waterford City and on Cully & Sully’s website. There are also prizes to the value of €5,000 for you, for your school and your students. 
  • A vegetable garden worth €3,000 for your school.
  • An overnight break away to Ballymaloe House for the winning teacher. 
  • 2 iPads for your winning students.

The Challenges

We want students to replicate the Cully & Sully success story by using their class grown peas or pea shoots to create a soup recipe. The 5 most impressive teams will come down to GROW HQ to represent their class to pitch their idea. To win the grand prize your teams need to show us their progress, complete 4 weekly challenges and pitch us their #ReciPEAForSuccess. The growing season will run from 24th April to May 19th  2017.

Week 1

(week commencing 24th April)

Put Down Roots:

Plant Your Pots & upload photos of pots.

Week 2

(Week commencing 1st May)

Hows It Growing:

Upload 30 sec video of progress.

Week 3

(Week commencing 8th May)

Show Us Your Shoots:

Upload photos of pots.

There are 3 ways to update us:

Each Monday we will email you full details of the challenge for the week ahead, students must post their progress to social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) using the class hashtag. Teams should also include the numbered wooden spoon in their images when posting their weekly #ReciPEAForSuccess entries*. Your class hashtag will have arrived by email shortly after you registered. 
The first three challenges should be completed by ALL teams in the class individually, after this we are asking you, the teacher, to pick one team to move forward onto the next stage of the competition and represent your school. We will email you a scoring sheet so you can fairly mark each team and pick a winner. The winning team will then complete the final challenge in Week 4 (see below). We would encourage the other teams to help prepare the finalists’ video and be a part of the final submission.

Week 4 (Week commencing 15th May): ReciPEA For Success:

 Upload 1 min video with brief recipe idea and why you should be chosen. We will be asking students to show us their branding, soup name and other business ideas
5 teams across the country will be picked from these videos entries and will be invited to GROW HQ, Waterford on the 24th May to present their food business idea along with their pre prepared soup to our panel of experts! The over all winner will be picked and announced on the day. 

Join GIY

If your class is taking part in Give Peas a Chance or even if you grow at school in another way then you can become part of the GIY family.

There are GIY groups of all shapes and sizes all over the world and by registering your food growing group HERE you are becoming part of that global movement of food growers.

By registering with us then you will automatically get regular updates from GIY and access to lots of growing resources and support for your project. We can connect you to other projects locally and honestly- we might even come and visit ourselves!

Shona is the campaign manager for Give Peas a Chance and is ready to help with any queries or concerns and delighted to hear any news or stories.
Email her: shona@giy.ie
Call her: 051 584411

Give Peas A Chance 2017 is open to residents of Ireland  - see the terms & conditions here